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Wicked Sensation (with and without plugins)

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I learned this quick-like and layed down doubled tracks to show what studio magic can do to your tone.

The exact same guitar tracks were used in both clips.

There is absolutely no EQing whatsoever except for the same hi-lo pass (100Hz / 8KHz)... in both clips.

Any EQ difference can be attributed to 1176 & both tape saturation plugins (and a little from the short reverb).

Guitar
Charvel So Cal with old JB & FRO

Amp
UAD Suhr SE-100 w English 4x12 (greenbacks) - iR (built in to amp plugin) is 1 SM57, 1 R121


WS no FX except Waves L1 Limiter:


WS with FX


WS with FX, EQ


FX List:

Guitar Bus
UAD 1176LN Rev E (decent amount; levels the chunky mutes well)
Fab Filter Q3 (hi-lo pass only)
UAD Studer A800 (tape saturation)

Reverb Bus
UAD Precision Reflection Engine (preset is "On Stage" - short hall-ish reverb)

Master Track
UAD Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (very little, like 1-2dB compression)
UAD Ampex ATR-102 (tape saturation)
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To me, both clips sound a bit congested, tone wise.

Maybe too much low-end or not enough high-end. Tough to say.

I A/B'ed the isolated track with your effected track (which I thought sounded best) and your missing some "air" or "sparkle".
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PLX wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:47 am To me, both clips sound a bit congested, tone wise.

Maybe too much low-end or not enough high-end. Tough to say.

I A/B'ed the isolated track with your effected track (which I thought sounded best) and your missing some "air" or "sparkle".
Ya - wasn't trying to nail the real tone, but find a good ballpark tone. Also, goal was no EQing to show what compression and tape satch can do.

Prolly too much low end. The SE-100 is a whomping beast. That noFX clip you can practically feel the (fake) cab thumping away on the palm mutes.

I could futz and see if I can get the ISO tone.. and add EQ this time
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lll wrote: Wed Sep 07, 2022 5:52 am Ya - wasn't trying to nail the real tone, but find a good ballpark tone. Also, goal was no EQing to show what compression and tape satch can do.

Prolly too much low end. The SE-100 is a whomping beast. That noFX clip you can practically feel the (fake) cab thumping away on the palm mutes.

I could futz and see if I can get the ISO tone.. and add EQ this time
For what it's worth, when I ran the isolated "Wicked Sensation" track through Fab Filter Pro-Q 3 I'm seeing peaks at 1600Hz, 2,300Hz, and 8,920Hz.

And notches cut out at 172Hz, 352Hz, and 1,248Hz.
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Everything as above (Ax6 WS wFX) but now with EQ (using ears only and not spending a ton of time):

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lll wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:29 am Everything as above (Ax6 WS wFX) but now with EQ (using ears only and not spending a ton of time):

Double tracked ?
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PLX wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:25 am
lll wrote: Fri Sep 09, 2022 2:29 am Everything as above (Ax6 WS wFX) but now with EQ (using ears only and not spending a ton of time):

Double tracked ?
That is correct.
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